For starters, if you have had "protected" sex, epididymitis
is not likely. However, you mention the prostate exam "hurt like hell" I understand prostate exams are uncomfortable, however, if there is inflammation of the prostate gland, this is going to
hurt when they do a prostate exam. You really can't "feel" prostatitis and, for the most part, the diagnosis is made on the "sympto
ms" a patient presents with.